The Ensemble Phoenix Basel was initiated and founded in 1998 by the conductor and pianist Jürg Henneberger, the flautist Christoph Bösch and the drummer Daniel Buess. As a highly flexible ensemble it is one of the most important and influential ensembles in Switzerland and has an international presence. It has shaped the cultural life of Basel.
Agenda – Ensemble Phoenix Basel (ensemble-phoenix.ch)
Javier Torres Maldonado (born 1968) is a Mexican composer internationally recognized for, mostly, his orchestral, chamber, vocal and electro-acoustic works. Born in Chetumal (Mexico), José Javier Torres Maldonado studied violin and composition at the Mexico City Conservatory and later, invited by Franco Donatoni, composition at the “G. Verdi” Milan Conservatory, under the supervision of Sandro Gorli and Alessandro Solbiati; he completed his postgraduate studies under Franco Donatoni, Azio Corghi (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Accademia Musicale Chigiana) and Ivan Fedele (Conservatoire de Strasbourg). In 2003, he earned a diploma from the G. Verdi Conservatory for his work in electronic music, and in 2004 he was one of ten composers asked to participate in the Stage de Composition et Informatique Musicale at the Parisian center IRCAM.
Javier Torres Maldonado: Fénix by Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Ensemble Phoenix Basel Records, 2023 on #neuguitars #blog
Javier Torres Maldonado: Fénix | Ensemble Phoenix Basel (bandcamp.com)
“Kammerkonzert” for an instrumental ensemble by Balz Trümpy is available only on the vinyl version of the record.
releases March 15, 2023
Guitar soloists on Fénix: Pablo Márquez, Maurizio Grandinetti
Ensemble Phoenix Basel
Christoph Bösch: flutes / alto flute, Antje Thierbach: Oboe / english horn, Toshiko Sakakibara: clarinet / bass clarinet, Simon Kissling: horn, Simon Lilly: trumpet, Michael Büttler: trombone, Daniel Stalder: percussion, Ludovic Van Hellemont: piano, Friedemann Treiber: violin, Alessandro d’Amico: viola, Stéphanie Meyer: cello, Aleksander Gabryś: double bass
Recording: Lars Dölle, Moritz Wetter, Swiss Radio SRF
Edit: Christoph Bösch, Maurizio Grandinetti
Mixing and mastering: Alex Buess
Recording: 6th and 7th of February 2021 at Gare du Nord, Basel
Front cover illustration: Corsin Fontana, Untitled, 2000, wax crayon on paper, 66 cm x 51 cm, courtesy Tony Wuethrich Galerie, Basel
Back cover illustration: Corsin Fontana, Untitled, 1999, wax crayon on paper, 66 cm x 51 cm, courtesy Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
Sleeve design: 9•6 Andreas Kreienbühl, Basel
Translation (Balz Trümpy): Pauline Cumbers, Frankfurt
Vinyl cut: Centraldubs, Adrian Flück, Centraldubs, Bern
Manufacturing: Handle with Care, Berlin
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